|LETTER TO EDITOR
|Year : 2019 | Volume
| Issue : 3 | Page : 221
What to Write in Each Segment of an Original Article?
Himel Mondal1, Shaikat Mondal2, Koushik Saha3
1 Department of Physiology, Fakir Mohan Medical College and Hospital, Balasore, Odisha, India
2 Department of Physiology, Kalna SD Hospital, Kalna, West Bengal, India
3 Department of Anatomy, Fakir Mohan Medical College and Hospital, Balasore, Odisha, India
|Date of Web Publication||29-Aug-2019|
Dr. Himel Mondal
Department of Physiology, Fakir Mohan Medical College and Hospital, Balasore, Odisha
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Mondal H, Mondal S, Saha K. What to Write in Each Segment of an Original Article?. Indian J Vasc Endovasc Surg 2019;6:221
The most popular format of the original research article is IMRaD which stands for Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, and Discussion. For ease of description, we are using a new acronym – IaMRDC which stands for Introduction with aim, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, and Conclusion. Many a time, journal readers read the aim (what authors wanted to find?) and conclusion (what authors found?) of a paper to get an overall view of the research. Hence, we added “Aim” and “Conclusion” in the newly proposed acronym.
In a previous editorial, the art and craft of writing a scientific paper has been discussed. In this article, we are presenting the basic question which should be answered by each segment of a manuscript in a quickly accessible tabular form [Table 1]. It may help a novice writer before, during, and after preparation of an original research article.
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